The function of the kidneys is to excrete urine, which contains the end products of metabolism, and to help regulate the wastes, electrolyte and acid content of the blood. To accomplish this, the kidneys conserve water and balance electrolytes by reabsorbing the exact amounts required minute by minute and sending the excess out through the urinary tract. This is done through a complex network of electrochemical responses, including the brain, nervous system, and endocrine (hormone producing glands).
The kidneys have the heavy responsibility of removing waste and toxins from the bloodstream.
Kidneys adjust the body's acid/alkaline balance and regulate the number of fluids in your body.
Kidneys also produce several essential hormones.
A kidney cleanse is done in order to cleanse the delicate kidney tubules and supporting tissues from foreign substances which have collected there due to the body's inability to eliminate them via the usual way, namely the ureters, urinary bladder, and urethra (urinary apparatus).
- The first step is to support kidney function, and help deal with the overload.
Water is the MOST IMPORTANT beverages you can consume to keep your kidneys healthy.
1. Cranberry Juice
- Cranberry juice has been touted for years as support for the urinary tract. Research shows that cranberries can help fight against urinary tract infections by decreasing the adhesion of bacteria to the bladder and urethra.
- Cranberries also help cleanse the kidneys of excess calcium oxalate, one of the main contributors to kidney stones.
- When purchasing cranberry juice, always choose varieties that are certified organic and free of added sugars, preservatives, or artificial flavours; or, get a juicer and make your own.
2. Marshmallow Root
Marshmallow root soothes & calms the tissues of the urinary tract. It’s also a gentle diuretic that encourages urination.
3. Nettle Leaf Tea
Nettle leaf is an antioxidant that also has the ability to strengthen the kidneys and support both your thyroid and adrenal glands during your Detox Routine.
Drink a cup a day, or you can take Nettle Leaf Herb in capsule form if you prefer.
4. Chanca Piedra
Chance Piedra / “stone breaker,” is a favourite for supporting the kidneys and is used in Ayurvedic as a helpful herb for kidney, bladder, and liver health.
Goldenrod promotes urinary tract health.
The herb tones the urinary tract and is helpful for detoxifying the kidneys.
6. Dandelion Root
Dandelion Root act as a diuretic and promotes waste elimination.
Dandelion root has a natural diuretic effect, promotes waste elimination, allowing your kidneys & liver to more quickly eliminate toxins. It also helps strengthen the immune system, balance blood sugar levels, relieve heartburn and soothe digestive issues.
How To make you Own Dandelion Greens Health Drink
When picking leaves for tea, you want to find the young tender ones. Snip them off right at the root.
Wash them, chop them up, and place them, just like you would normal tea, in hot water and let it steep for 10-15 minutes.
- Medical experts regard dandelion use as generally safe.
Talk to your doctor if you are taking any medication, since the weed can interact with some medications, such as lithium, certain antibiotics, and drugs that are broken down by your liver.
And note that dandelion tea can have laxative effects, so try it out at night if you've never had it before.
- Another great method to cleanse the kidneys is to mix 2 ounces of olive oil with 2 ounces of lemon juice; this method will pass kidney stones on their own. . . don't attempt this though, unless you are otherwise healthy!
Consult with a healthcare professional before starting any of these cleanses if you are taking any medication or if you have a medical condition.
Do not attempt any radical cleansing program if you are pregnant, nursing or under the age of 18 without consulting with a healthcare professional first.
Individuals with kidney disease, liver disease or diabetes should consult with a healthcare professional before taking chromium.
If you have any adverse reactions or other symptoms, discontinue taking the cleanse and seek advice from a qualified healthcare professional.
No protocol shared herewith are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
The cleanse protocols are provided for educational purposes only and should not be treated as a substitute for the advice from your healthcare professional. It is not part of a medical procedure which includes any treatments other than a diet and supplements.
The cleanses are for adults only. We do not recommend giving the cleanses to anyone under 18 years old.
If you are taking any medications, you should consult with your doctor or pharmacist before cleansing. Additionally, you may do your own research for possible interactions.
If you believe that you need medical help, then please seek the consultation of a registered medical professional.
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